Handbook of Perioperative Care in General Thoracic Surgery

1st Edition

Editors:

  • Jean Deslauriers
  • Reza Mehran
    • Print ISBN 9780323018890

    Key Features

    • Examines all major topics in pulmonary and esophageal surgery, including trauma, oncology, and management of benign conditions.

    • Addresses specific challenges in thoracic surgery such as the management of intercostal neuralgia, esophageal rupture, superior vena cava obstruction, and hemoptysis.

    • Features organized reference lists to help readers find further information on clinical topics quickly.

    • Comes in a pocket-sized format for convenient use anywhere, anytime.

    Table of Contents

    1. Multidisciplinary care of the thoracic surgical patient

    2. Preoperative assessment

    Assessment of pulmonary reserve
    Assessment of cardiac function
    Assessment of esophageal function

    3. Specific preoperative assessment

    Assessment of technical resectability of lung cancer
    Assessment of the patient with a mediastinal mass
    Assessment of the patient with a chest wall mass
    Assessment of the patient with an elevated hemidiaphragm
    Management of the patient with possible airway obstruction
    Assessment of the patient with a pleural disorder
    Assessment of technical resectability of esophageal cancer
    Assessment of the patient with a solitary pulmonary module
    Assessment of the patient with pulmonary metastases

    4. Rehabilitation and preparation for a general thoracic surgical procedure

    5. Intraoperative care

    Bronchoscopy by surgeons
    Principles of anesthesia for pulmonary resection
    Principles of anesthesia for the patient with an anterior mediastinal mass
    Airway management during tracheal resection
    Thoracic Anatomy
    Positioning & Incisions
    Principles of videothoracoscopy
    Prevention of postoperative complications after pulmonary surgery
    Prevention of postoperative complications after esophageal surgery
    Pleural drainage after thoracic procedures

    6. Principles of postoperative care

    Monitoring
    Pain control
    Fluid management
    Use of bronchodilators, antibiotics, anticoagulants, and other drugs

    7. Management of postoperative complications after pulmonary surgery

    Atelectasis, pneumonia
    Respiratory failure
    Management of the patient under mechanical ventilation: use of respirator by surgeon
    Arrhythmias
    Prolonged air leaks and space problems
    Empyema and bronchopleural fistula
    Delerium
    Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
    Subcutaneous emphysema
    Chylothorax

    8. Management of anastomotic

    Details

    No. of pages:
    704
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2005
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Print ISBN:
    9780323018890